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2016 Glo-CAF Award: Full list of winners as Mahrez, Iheanacho, Iwobi, Oshoala win big

Algeria and Leicester City winger, Riyad Mahrez, has been named the African Footballer of the Year at the 2016 Glo-CAF awards held on Thursday night at the International Conference Centre, Abuja. Mahrez was not the only winner, as other Africans, some ...

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Mahrez named Glo-CAF African Footballer of the Year

Algeria and Leicester City winger, Riyad Mahrez, has been named the African Footballer of the Year at the 2016 Glo-CAF awards held on Thursday night at the International Conference Centre, Abuja. Mahrez beat Gabonese and Burrusia Dortmund striker, Pierre Emerick Aubamenyang who ...

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Tottenham ends Chelsea winning streak, move to third on table

Dele Alli scored twice to deny Chelsea an historic win record and send Tottenham back into the top four with a 2-0 victory over their fierce London rivals. The midfielder nodded home two crosses from Christian Eriksen – both at the back ...

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Hull City sacks Mike Phelan

Hull City have announced the dismissal of manager, Mike Phelan after a poor run of form. The manager was appointed on a caretaker basis after the sacking of Steve Bruce, and got a permanent deal in October. However, Hull have ...

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VIDEO: Giroud’s scorpion goal that set Twitter ablaze

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud’s 17th minute sensational goal against Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium has triggered a Twitter frenzy, even a hashtag of its own #scorpionking, the description of the back heel-flicked goal. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger  who spoke after Sunday’s ...

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Sam Allardyce replaces Pardew as Palace manager

Sam Allardyce has been appointed the new manager of Crystal Palace, replace the sacked Alan Pardew. Allardyce was given a two-and-a-half-year contract at Selhurst Park. Chariman Steve Parish told the club’s website: “We are delighted to be able to make ...

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Amokachi: Football agents bribe coaches to invite players to camp

Daniel Amokachi, former Super Eagles skipper, says the practice of local coaches being bribed to invite players into the country’s national teams is endemic. In spite of no one being found guilty of the accusation, there have long been suspicions ...

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Crystal Palace sacks Alan Pardew

Crystal Palace football club have confirmed the exit of Alan Pardew from the club in his capacity as a manager. Pardew, who left Newcastle in January 2015 took over at the eagles and led them to 10th on the table. ...

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Victorious Falcons take protest to NASS

The Super Falcons, winners of the just-concluded African Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (AWCON) in Cameroun, on Wednesday staged a peaceful protest to the National Assembly (NASS) and the Presidential Villa over unpaid allowances. The placard-carrying ladies’, whose protest came on ...

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Ronaldo beats Messi to win 2016 Ballon D’Or

Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid and Portugal has pipped his rival, Lionel Messi to win the 2016 Ballon d’Or. The award, which was presented in Paris on Monday night, is Ronaldo’s fourth. Now separated from FIFA and back with France ...

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